Joint pain treatment (joint injections) at Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

Inclusive treatment and care from £367

At Spire Regency Hospital, we provide joint injections for the treatment of inflammation and pain in joints. The procedure is done by injecting medications directly into the affected joints.

Sometimes also called

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hydrocortisone injections
  • Intra-articular injections
  • Steroid injections

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-2 hours

  • Procedure duration
    20 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    Sometimes local is used

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Joint injections: what to expect at Spire Regency

Spire Regency takes pride in providing a high standard of care for our patients across South Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Greater Manchester. Our orthopaedic consultants and consultant radiologists perform joint injections to help relieve chronic pain and stiffness.

We offer fast access to diagnostic tests and scans, so you don’t have to wait long to find out if treatment is right for you.

How much does Joint pain treatment (joint injections) cost at Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

It’s common to have joint injections privately and we offer inclusive prices and access to payment plans so it’s easy and more affordable – whether or not you have medical insurance.

Joint pain treatment (joint injection under x-ray control) Fees
Initial consultation £240
Treatment £520
Aftercare Included
Guide price £760
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£27
Representative example
Loan amount £270
Deposit £250
Loan period 10 months
Representative APR 0%
Total amount repayable £270
Joint pain treatment (joint injections) Fees
Initial consultation £240
Treatment £127
Aftercare Included
Guide price £367
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

-£13
Representative example
Loan amount -£123
Deposit £250
Loan period 10 months
Representative APR 0%
Total amount repayable -£123

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Preparing for joint injections at Spire Regency

Getting here

We’re located just five minutes away from Macclesfield town centre and Macclesfield station, with free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

You’ll meet your consultant in one of our 10 consultation rooms. All of our rooms are accessible and on the ground floor, so there’s no need to worry about stairs if your joint pain is causing you mobility problems.

During your consultations, we’ll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Recommend imaging scans and/or blood tests to investigate your joint and any underlying conditions in more detail, if required by your consultant
  • Check your blood pressure and blood sugar to make sure joint injections are suitable for you
  • Explain in more detail how joint injections work, your expected outcome and any potential risks or complications
  • Give you an opportunity to discuss your expectations and needs
  • Outline a treatment and ongoing support plan that’s tailored to you

Knee pain, shoulder pain and hip pain are common symptoms that may be improved with joint injections, especially joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Joint injections: your appointment

When you come in to Spire Regency for your joint injection, you’ll:

  • Meet your healthcare team
  • Have your joint assessed and manipulated, and possibly have excess fluid removed with a needle if necessary
  • Have a thin needle injected into your joint containing the steroid and sometimes an anaesthetic to numb the area
  • Be given a sedative to help you relax (if agreed upon with your consultant beforehand)

Sometimes, your consultant will use an X-ray machine positioned over your joint to guide the injection. They may also perform more than one joint injection, if necessary.

In some cases, our consultants use special platelet-rich plasma injections. The plasma is taken from your own blood, and when injected into your joint, it promotes cartilage repair and relieves pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis.

Joint injections: your recovery

After your injection, you’ll be taken to a private ward room to relax until your consultant is happy for you to go home. This is usually after about half an hour.

It’s normal to feel some discomfort from the injection itself and to have some bruising for a few days afterwards. If you had a local anaesthetic, you may not feel much pain but the effects will wear off in a couple of hours.

Some people notice an improvement in their chronic pain after just a few hours but it can take several days for the injection to become fully effective. You can expect the effects to last for a few weeks up to a year, depending on the type and strength of injection you have.

To make your recovery easier, you’ll be given advice on pain management and may also be given an exercise plan from a physiotherapist to help you get active again.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for joint injections:

1-2 hours

Leave hospital

1-2 days

Rest at home

2 days

Begin moving and exercising your joint

A few days

Start to feel benefits

A few weeks to a ayear

May still feel the effects

  • 1-2 hours


    Leave hospital

  • 1-2 days


    Rest at home

  • 2 days


    Begin moving and exercising your joint

  • A few days


    Start to feel benefits

  • A few weeks to a ayear


    May still feel the effects

How to get to us

Situated off the A537 just outside Macclesfield town centre, we're a first choice hospital for patients in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Greater Manchester.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield,

West Street
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 8DW

Main Switchboard:  01625 501150

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01625 505406

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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Sources

  • https://beta.nhs.uk/medicines/hydrocortisone-injections/
  • https://www.nhsinform.scot/tests-and-treatments/medicines-and-medical-aids/types-of-medicine/corticosteroids
  • https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/drugs/steroid-injections/when-and-how-to-take-it.aspx